2008 Media Releases News

Templepatrick Taser discharge: Police Ombudsman investigating

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The Police Ombudsman is investigating the police use of a taser during an incident at Templepatrick in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 31 December 2008).At approximately 4.30am police were called ...

Police Ombudsman seeks witnesses after Taser used for first time in Belfast

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The Police Ombudsman has appealed for witnesses after police discharged a taser during an incident at a shopping centre in west Belfast. The incident, the first use of a taser by police in the city, happened...

Police Ombudsman appeals for information following discovery of man's body

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The Police Ombudsman has appealed for information following the discovery of a man's body in the Galgorm Road area of Ballymena.The body of the 43-year-old man was discovered by a member of the public on Fri...

Police Ombudsman appeals for information after impact rounds discharged at Ballybeen

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POLICE OMBUDSMAN APPEALS FOR INFORMATION AFTER IMPACT ROUNDS DISCHARGED AT BALLYBEENThe Police Ombudsman has appealed for information after police discharged AEPs - attenuated energy projectiles, the replace...

Police failed to investigate Arlene Arkinson's disappearance properly

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has found that police failed to properly investigate the disappearance of 15-year-old Arlene Arkinson from Castlederg in County Tyrone in 1994.

Police Officer'S Attitude To Complaints System Is Improving: Survey

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The attitude of police officers to the Police Ombudsman's Office has improved slightly in recent years, according to a research report which has just been published. An independent survey of the attitudes of...

Complaints against police drop 10%: annual report

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The number of complaints made against police officers in Northern Ireland fell by 10% during the 2007/8 financial year, according to figures published today in the Police Ombudsman's annual report.The annual...

Investigation of police officer's murder not thorough: Police Ombudsman.

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has told the son of an off-duty policeman killed in Belfast in 1988 that the investigation into his father's murder was not thorough and that not all information available to po...

Complaints figures released for Carrickfergus area

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has released the latest figures regarding the number of complaints they have received from the Carrickfergus area.During the period between July and September of last year the O...

PSNI not to blame over death of Derry / Londonderry man

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A Police Ombudsman investigation has cleared the PSNI of any blame for the death of Derry/Londonderry man Harry Jack who went missing in late 2006, but has found "deficiencies" in some of the polic...

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